Archive for the Category ◊ Travel Tips ◊

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• Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

BING! the seatbelt light goes out and everyone scrambles for their laptops and iPads. but if you’re smart, then chances are you might be able to watch the movie or get some sleep.

Our behaviours are hard to stop AND start

Our behaviours are hard to stop AND start

If you are flying, make sure you have some old school reading or writing that you can do when the seatbelt light is still on. Long waits on the runway and holding patterns after the pilot has started the descent are commonplace among business travelers. If you’re relying on electronic devices, this is wasted time.

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• Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

nuunPeople underestimate how much hydration plays apart in your ability to perform at your best. Our body and brain cells are made up primarily of water. Without enough, they don’t function properly.

These Nuun (pronounced noon) tablets are a must have for anyone who travels a lot. These little, dissolvable tablets are designed to (as the packaging says) ‘One Up Your Water’.

They contain an array of electrolytes to hydrate you more than water alone and also sustain you more during those long days of travel – work – travel. They contain almost no calories, and taste brilliant (well, all the flavours I’ve tried do, anyway).

Best for:

Anyone who travels a lot and values staying hydrated – drop one of these into your bottle of water on the plane. Through airplane travel, air-conditioned hotel rooms and general travel stress while on assignment, it’s easy to get dehydrated.

People who don’t naturally drink a lot of water, but who know they need to drink more (the flavour helps you drink more, while the electrolytes improve hydration)

Anyone who works out a lot (especially when it’s hot) and needs to replace electrolytes during the day, but don’t necessarily want all the calories that come with sports drinks

For more info:

www.nuun.com.au

 

Disclosure:

Teamcorp has no affiliation with Nuun. Except that we buy their products because we think they work great :)

 

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• Thursday, March 28th, 2013

easter bunnyIt’s been a hectic start to the year for most people, and with the Easter Break upon us, many people are breathing a sigh of relief and looking forward to recharging their batteries.

Whether you are taking the standard four days off for the extra-long weekend, or logging some annual leave for an even longer break, here are five things you need to do to make the most of your downtime, and come back to the office recharged and ready to dominate the next quarter.

1)   Free Your Mind

In these short breaks, many people get away from the office, but their brains are still filled with the things they have to do. The best way to fight this is to make a plan. Write down the five or six key things that need to get done and book a specific time to do them when you get back – actually write it in your calendar. Our brains treat things that we’ve scheduled to do, as if they are already done.

2)   Make sure your team’s on track

If you manage a team and you are going to be away for a bit longer, have a meeting today and go through the key things that need to get done while you’re away. Book in a time when you get back for the team to report on their progress and be specific about what you want them to report.

3)   Slow down

It’s easy to try to cram everything humanly possible into a short break. Rushing around getting things done (even if you like doing them) can actually still be a form of stress. Combat this by finding 20-30 minutes a day when you just slow down. You might read a book, listen to music, or take a slow walk on the beach. These are the things that greatly neutralize that stress that’s been building up over the last few months.

4)   Reduce e-Clutter

If you can, de-activate that work email account on your smartphone and just keep your personal email account active (if this is a way your friends stay in touch). If you find this impossible, then allocate specific times that will be ‘technology free’. Maybe leave that phone and email at home for the first half of the day, but allow yourself to check-in after lunch.

5)   Quality Time

Finally, make sure you actually plan your time to do the quality things that you don’t get a chance to do during the work week. Don’t just do the normal things, but take some time and plan quality activities – whether it’s with friends, family, or by yourself.

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• Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Nutrition – Don’t Double Up!

It’s really quite easy to overeat when you are travelling. Especially when you are flying and/ or travelling across time zones.

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How many times have you had breakfast at home, only to have a second breakfast on that early morning flight? Clearly you don’t need one of those meals, so make a choice

You will also find a similar trap when you cross time zones.

Maybe it was lunchtime when you left your origin, and when you land at your destination, it’s lunchtime all over again. For your travel day across time zones, stick to your regular eating times. When you are settled on day two, fall into the routine at your destination.

Little details like these keep your blood sugar stable throughout the day and stop the energy ‘highs and lows’ that cause us to crash and burn by 3-4pm.